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Old 28-06-2008, 01:45   #1
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Rocna on the rock

Anyone got an opinion about using a "Rocna" on the rocks? I assume it wouldn't be as good as a "Fisherman", but it wouldn't be worse than any other fluke type anchor... would it?
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Have done some more online trawling, when it comes to a rocky bottom & Rocna, I think Rocna would be just like a CQR... hmmm... I may have to also carry a Fisherman (Kedge) or Dreadnought, then again SARCA claim that they'll hold good on rock... hmmm...
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a million posts here..have a look ..do a search...sorry there is more than enough opinions to make you "wiser"....
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Old 28-06-2008, 15:15   #4
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The Rocna, CQR, Supreme and any other anchor with one tip will all work much the same in Rock. If you are lucky to have it grab a snag to hold onto, it will hold. But do read the Luck part. Rock anchors only have the advantage of having a tip that can hopefully stick in a snag and may have multiple tips, like the grapnel so as your winning chances are higher. In hard rock bottoms, it really is like lotto and even if my anchor has grabbed and held, I don;t sleep easy if I know it is hard rock below.
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The Rocna I am using came out of a bunch of rocks at the back of the red Merc's along with 25 mtrs of chain. The cray diver said he was spoilt for choice as which type to salvage. So whatever method you would use with a CQR or other type of plough anchor would be the go here. In my opinion a rebendable grapnel is the most recoverable anchor when anchoring on a rocky bottom, 10mm or 12mm Mild steel tines can be straightened and re-bent several times before they may become suspect.
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Thanks to everyone for their posts.

Re: cooper, mate I did do a search
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